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step is admitting you have a problem. and tonight oakland city leaders have done exactly that. three -- three months ago they acknowledged there is no plan to reduce crime now they admit they need one and recruited a name you might recognize to make it happen. da lin reports on the grim 2012. >> reporter: it's been tough in the city of oakland. they acknowledge crime and they have made two major announcements this afternoon. one is that they will hire los angeles former -- former los angeles police chief bill bratton as a paid consultant and, two of the city of oakland going back to neighborhood policing. they hope those two ideas, those two plans will cut down on crime in oakland. both oakland mayor jean quan and police chief howard jordan say crime in oakland is out of control. 127 homicides so of this year the highest since 2007. 1 -- 127 homicide so far this year the highest since 2007. >> we agree with the community i see that the crime rate is absolutely unacceptable. >> we have to do something. we have done a lot last year, we have to try something different. >> reporter: they
are following breaking news out of east bay. a full takeover of the oakland police department by the federal government has been avoided. late this afternoon, we learned of a last-minute deal struck to prevent it. cbs 5 reporter phil matier has just left the briefing by the mayor and police chief. phil. >> reporter: the oakland police department apparently has avoided the bullet of a takeover by a federal judge who has been upset with the slow progress the department has made in its officers conduct case. this is a case that dates back about 10 years starting with the riders who were accused of planting evidence and roughing up residents in west oakland. there were supposed to be reforms but they never happened and that led to the threatened takeover of the department by an outside monitor, the federal court. what's reached is an agreement for a compliant officer to come in, instead. basically, what this person is going to do is oversee such key functions in the investigations into excessive force by police officers, officer-involved shootings, and allegations of racial profiling. but the da
'll bring you any new updates. >>> legendary lawman william bratton has been hired to help oakland deal with what even the mayor now admits is an unacceptable crime problem. events of the last 20 hours or so are proving he has his work cut out for him. three people were killed in two incidents. cbs 5 reporter linda yee asked just what can bratton do for oakland? linda? >> the newestists can bring the number of homicides to 130. that's up from 110 last year. the city is desperate for change. some wonder if police bureaucracy could get in the way. >> from for profit education, my money, my future, it's gone. >> reporter: to faulty foreclosures. >> for me they happen quickly. [ wrong tape ] >> that obviously was the wrong story. the city does -- has spent nearly $1 million already this year on police consultants. they hope to help the backlog of internal affairs investigations. william bratton and his security consultant group is scheduled to start in oakland next month. >> is this a one-year deal? it's a contract that they have signed with bratton
the city of san francisco. sitting over bait but not over the land mass. oakland, you are getting rainfall. lafayette, heavy rainfall for you, concord, pleasant hill. san ramon, alamo, we are getting a little bit of a break along 101 along santa rosa. a little bit of a break from the rainfall. computer forecast model predicting how much rain we see. another 346 inches of rainfall for those of you watching in pleasanton and san francisco, nearly an inch in san raphael. all of this rain really beginning to add up. i just added up the latest totals. sfo, we had more than 5 1/2. last december through christmas, 1.2. if you are a skier, you love. this another 8 to 16 inches of snow at our skiresorts in the
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